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Rain Washes Out US Open Play

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The entire men’s and women’s draws at the U.S. Open will be in action Wednesday, after rain soaked the courts in New York and postponed all of Tuesday’s scheduled matches. Combining two days of play into one would allow the tournament to remain on schedule to finish with the women’s final on Saturday followed by […]

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Top Seed Djokovic Moves Into US Open Quarterfinals

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:06 am (UTC-5)
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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open, where he will face fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic. Djokovic won a tiebreaker to take the first set Monday against Ukrainian Alexander Dolgopolov, and rallied to take the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-2, while Tipsarevic needed four sets to move past Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero. […]

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Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After US Open Advance

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:41 am (UTC-5)
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Defending U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal had a frightening moment at his post-match press conference Sunday, collapsing in pain after defeating Argentina’s David Nalbandian in straight sets. While talking to journalists, Nadal leaned back in his chair and covered his eyes as he winced in pain, and then lowered himself to the floor. He stayed […]

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Final 2011 Tennis Grand Slam Under Way in New York

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The final Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the U.S. Open, continues in New York Tuesday after an opening day that saw a major upset, close calls and wins by some of the favorites. In the shock of the day, Wimbledon women’s champion and fifth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic fell to […]

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Northern Ireland’s Clarke Wins British Open

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland has won golf’s British Open, defeating his nearest rivals by three strokes. Clarke battled misty and windy conditions Sunday to capture the first major championship of his career at the age of 42. Clarke shot an even-par 70 to finish the tournament with a total of 275, five-under-par. Americans Dustin […]

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British Open Begins with McIlroy as Heavy Favorite

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The 140th British Open is underway at the legendary Royal St. Georges golf course, with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy the favorite to win his second straight major of the 2011 season. American Jerry Kelly hit a solid drive off the first tee shortly after dawn under cloudy skies and light rain to begin the […]

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Tiger Woods Will Miss British Open

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Star U.S. golfer Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s British Open at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, because of ongoing problems with his left leg. He also missed last month’s U.S. Open outside Washington. His announcement on his website Tuesday came as no surprise, as he stated he was advised he should […]

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McIlroy Coasts to Record-breaking Victory at US Open

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The golfing world has a new sensation, and he is a 22-year-old from Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy coasted to victory with a record-breaking score at the U.S. Open tournament outside Washington Sunday. McIlroy won his first major golf title in stunning fashion, breaking tournament records at 16-under par, 268. He shattered the previous tournament record […]

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McIlroy’s Halfway Score at US Open Lowest Ever

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy has recorded the lowest ever score at the halfway point of a U.S. Open, which is being played this year in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. McIlroy shot a five-under-par 66 in Friday’s second round at Congressional Country Club after a 65 on Thursday to give him a two-round […]

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Tiger Woods Won’t Play U.S. Open

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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American golf star Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s U.S. Open championship because of lingering issues with his left leg. It will be the first time Woods has missed the U.S. Open since 1994, when he had just graduated high school. In making the announcement Tuesday, Woods said he is extremely disappointed but […]

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